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How did the Russian banya arrive in London?

Russian banya in London

While Banya No.1 opened as recently as 2012, the story of Russian bath houses in London goes back much further. It all began in Odessa in the 1820s during the Russian Empire. This is when the first anti-Jewish pogroms (targeted anti-Jewish riots) occurred. The reason for these violent attacks was that there had been rumours […]

Losing Extra Weight After Christmas Holidays

Banya facilities

After Christmas Holidays and unlimited food on our tables we all face the same problem of extra weight. Every Russian knows that Banya is one of the best ways to detox. Why not try it out? The typical visit to Banya involves a treatment called Parenie – at the steam room with the temperature up […]

How to Keep Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

Healthy Lifestyle

Many of us see the beginning of the New Year as an opportunity for a fresh start. One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions include health goals like diet, weight loss and regular exercises. However, most people make health resolutions way too hard which leads to quitting them in the first few weeks of […]

Jet Lag and Banya

Jet Lag and banya

Jet lag can occur any time you travel quickly over two or three time zones and symptoms are likely to include disturbed sleep, daytime tiredness and difficulty concentrating. It may take a few days to fully recover and the more time zones you’ve crossed while travelling, the worse you’re likely to feel. Evidence shows that […]

Why eating after Banya is important?

Although a banya, hammam, steam room and sauna each have their own characteristics, the outcome is nearly always the same: sweating

Although a banya, hammam, steam room and sauna each have their own characteristics, the outcome is nearly always the same: sweating. However, there is no need to be alarmed because in fact sweating is beneficial; indeed, it is the body’s inbuilt way of keeping us cool. Of course, we have not yet developed a way […]